Docent lecture – Lennart Elfgren

​Torsion, Bending and Shear in Concrete – Past, Present and Future

Professor Lennart Elfgren successfully defended his doctoral thesis and earned his Tekn dr in Concrete Structures at Chalmers, at 1 pm the 17th of December in 1971. The venue at the time was the VB lecture hall in today's SB1 building. He qualified for Associate Professor at Chalmers in 1972, but never got to hold his docent lecture. After a long academic career Lennart Elfgren now returns to fulfil the requirements for Associate Professor, exactly 50 years past his thesis defense!


Why is design for torsion of interest? Some examples:

  • When did we start to care?
    - Early design for torsion  (before 1950).  
  • What development has taken place during the last 70 years, by who and where?
    -  Combined torsion - shear - bending and improved numerical tools.  
  • How can we build new structures, and take care of existing ones, in an effective and sustainable way?
    - Some trends in the 21st Century.
​Meeting link:
Password: 121443
Category Public lecture
Location: Online
Starts: 17 December, 2021, 13:00
Ends: 17 December, 2021, 14:00

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